The Council of Canadians Windsor-Essex chapter screened the animated film Secret Path this evening.
Chapter activist Randy Emerson has posted, "Council of Canadians Windsor-Essex Chapter along with Windsor On Watch and OPIRG are at the University of Windsor Student Center to watch a live-stream of Gord Downie's Secret Path on CBC and discuss our role as settlers with reconciliation in mind."
The Globe and Mail has reported, "Gord Downie's solo album Secret Path began as 10 poems motivated by the story of Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack, a 12-year-old First Nations boy who in 1966 died from hunger and exposure after running away from a residential school in Kenora, Ont. The album, due Oct. 18, is to be accompanied by Jeff Lemire’s 88-page graphic novel. As well, Mr. Downie’s music and Mr. Lemire’s illustrations inspired Secret Path, an animated film to be broadcast by CBC in an hour-long, prime-time, commercial-free television special on Oct. 23."